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Authors: Bettina Grün, Achim Zeileis
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Automatic Generation of Exams in R
Reference: Vol. 29, Issue 10, Feb 2009
Submitted 2008-11-10, Accepted 2009-02-17
Type: Article
Abstract:

Package exams provides a framework for automatic generation of standardized statistical exams which is especially useful for large-scale exams. To employ the tools, users just need to supply a pool of exercises and a master file controlling the layout of the final PDF document. The exercises are specified in separate Sweave files (containing R code for data generation and LaTeX code for problem and solution description) and the master file is a LaTeX document with some additional control commands. This paper gives an overview of the main design aims and principles as well as strategies for adaptation and extension. Hands-on illustrations---based on example exercises and control files provided in the package---are presented to get new users started easily.

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Automatic Generation of Exams in R
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exams_1.0-0.tar.gz: R source package
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v29i10.R: R example code from the paper
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tstat.Rnw: Example exercise file in Sweave format
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v29i10-output.zip: PDFs and meta-information for example exam
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